Muni riders of the 14-Mission line frustrated over the practice of switchbacks can sound off on the practice during a Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing Monday at 4 p.m., at City Hall in Room 250.
A flier is circulating that says “Sick of switchbacks? Let SFMTA and city supervisors know how you feel!” Read More
Despite efforts to stem the tide of family flight, the population of children in San Francisco continues to ebb. Families that remain in The City are bucking the trend that has plagued San Francisco for years as the number of children — defined as people up to 17 years old — has dropped from 181,532 in 1960 to 107,524 today, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. The 2000 census counted 112,802 youths. Read More
Two bomb-sniffing dogs were working overtime Under the Dome on Tuesday after someone called in a threat to the City Attorney’s Office.A disturbing phone call about a device came in around noon, according to Eileen Hirst, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. The brief call prompted sheriff’s deputies to explore the hallways of the second floor of City Hall with the two dogs. Read More
If this were a typical election year in San Francisco, political pundits would be talking about how three high-profile Asian-American candidates for mayor will split the Asian vote in The City and hurt their individual chances of winning. Read More
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is scheduled to announce he will run for mayor on Monday morning.The District 3 supervisor will kick off his campaign for The City’s top post on the steps of City Hall at 11 a.m., according to a source in his camp.Chiu, whose district includes North Beach and Chinatown, was elected in 2008 with the blessing of progressive predecessor Aaron Peskin. Read More
A San Francisco native who plays for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers was honored at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting for his accomplishments.Desmond Bishop, 26, is a linebacker on the Packers, which won the NFL championship over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6. Read More
About 20 supporters of same-sex marriage were detained today during a sit-in at the San Francisco county clerk's office as part of a Valentine's Day protest of the state's same-sex marriage ban.Eighteen people were detained and released for obstruction shortly after noon, county spokeswoman Susan Fahey said. They were given a record of their removal but do not need to appear in court. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee will head to a parking lot two blocks from City Hall Monday morning for the groundbreaking of a new housing project for low-income and homeless seniors, according to the mayor’s office.Lee will join community members at 11 a.m. for a ceremony to break ground on the planned Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community at 701 Golden Gate Ave. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim at City Hall this afternoon to announce a plan that would offer tax exemptions to Twitter Inc. and other companies to the city's Mid-Market neighborhood.The microblogging company, currently located in the South of Market neighborhood, would be exempt from payroll taxes for new employees for six years if it moved on or near Market Street between Fifth and 10th streets. Read More
Whether it is better to give than receive has been a question for the ages, though generally side-stepped in more modern times.
But it’s at the core of the biggest hurdle facing city taxpayers and public employees these days, with no better example than the one offered by San Francisco, finally coming to grips with this looming budget buster. Read More